Most of the bedding products are made of non-degradable synthetic fibres produced by highly-polluting industrial processes with a significant environmental impact 🏭
However, we can do a lot to create the perfect ecosystem to sleep like a Koala, starting by consciously choosing a sustainable bedding set.
🤔 How many hours do you think a koala spends sleeping in a day? 🐨
From 18 to 22 per day! 💤 Indeed, eucalyptus leaves, which these furry animals are fond of, are toxic to most mammals and require a long digestion process – hence the sleepiness – but allow them to lounge around all day and have a nice balsamic scent 🌬️
Having a good night’s sleep is unquestionably essential for our overall health and well-being.
Nonetheless, researchers have revealed that 45% of the global population does not sleep enough or suffers from sleeping-related issues.
What can we do?
To answer this question, we had a chat with an expert: Koala Sleep, the first brand of sustainable, eco-friendly and plastic- free bedding products.
We wanted to discover how a sustainable bedding set could make the difference and other hacks to sleep better!
Keep reading to discover how to improve your sleep! 👇🏼
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Sustainable bedding essentials
Which are the first pieces to invest in for better sleeping? Pillow? Duvet or Linen?
Every bedding product has its functions and can make a difference in our sleep; together can create a perfect sleeping ecosystem 😪
Here are tips and suggestions to choose the best for you! 👇🏼
Pillows and Toppers
If you often suffer from backache or neck pain, consider these pieces. The right pillow can provide you with the perfect support for your neck. Toppers instead guarantee a natural regulation of body temperature and additional support to your spinal column.
Duvet is the best invention in history. Don’t you agree? 😶🌫️
It’s able to assure you the most comfortable temperature during the night. The duvet in the picture has a cover of GOTS certified organic cotton, naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and breathable. Certainly the innovation stays in the fillings: “Flower Down” is made of recycled down and Kapok Fibre, awarded as “Best Product 2021/2022” at Munich’s ISPO Textrends.
Silky bamboo sheets
This product can improve your sleeping experience thanks to the natural softness of its elements made of 100% ecological and plastic-free bamboo fibre.
Naturally soft, elastic, and gentle material on the skin gives you absolute well-being with the lowest possible environmental impact 🌱
Natural fibres are the best choice to improve your sleeping, reducing our environmental impact. They guarantee the perfect comfort to sleep well, thanks to their properties. Here are some materials you have to know better! 🌏
Certified Organic Cotton
Certificated biological cotton is prevenient from biological cotton plantations. GOTS stands for an international norm used for the natural fibres certifications. Its criteria include standards of ecological and social nature. It grants a socially sustainable and anti-pollutive fabrication process.
Many could also consider organic hemp as a substitute because it’s one of the most sustainable textile materials. However, since it has a texture similar to linen, it’s not the best comfort for your skin.
Kapok is the lightest vegetal fibre in the world, obtained from Kapok nuts. Such trees grow spontaneously in the Indonesian forests and thus are not subject to the use of pesticides or artificial irrigation. The fibre extraction is manually processed by local communities, reducing the environmental impact to the minimum. Besides being very light, this fibre is naturally heated, insulating, water-repellent and antibacterial: all these features make it perfect for sustainable fillings.
Bamboo fibre, naturally obtained without polluting chemicals, is three times more sustainable than cotton. It makes the fabric incredibly bright, elastic and ultra-resistant. Indeed, it demands minimal request for water and regrows naturally, taking only 3 to 4 months to reach maturity (much less than cotton), producing more oxygen than trees 🌳🌲
Of course, in addition to innovative fibres and materials, another ethically sustainable solution is to regenerate bedding materials, as recycled down. ♻️
Tips to improve your sleep
We asked experts to suggest some good practices to improve your sleep.
Here are the golden rules for your sweet dreams ✨
🛏️ Having a night routing is paramount
Following a routine with set times can help your organism naturally relax and sleep.
👀 Avoiding electronic devices
You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s not a myth. Several studies have confirmed that exposure to blue light can block melatoninproduction. This hormone induces drowsiness. For this reason, exposure to blue light is strongly discouraged if you are trying to improve your sleep, especially in the two hours before going to bed.
🧶 Preferring relaxing activities
If electronic devices are not recommended before going to bed, activities that can relax your body are essential. Reading, enjoying some good and relaxing music… Consider also crochet and knitting: involving repetitive movements could be helpful.
🍵 Drinking a hot cup of infusion
Accompany your relaxing activity with a warm, scented herbal cup of infusion. It can relax the abdominal muscles and your whole body, aiding digestion.
🌏 Choose sustainable bedding
How do you sleep better when the daily to-do list is all ticked off? By choosing sustainable bedding products, you’ll know you’ve done what you can for the planet and it’s sure to give you peaceful dreams
Discover the entire bedding collection by Koala Sleep and learn about their efforts to build a sustainable ecosystem! 🐨